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William Fletcher Barnds Papers, 1900-1920 (C3444)
0.2 cubic feet

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The Barnds papers consist of an undated memoir and a scrapbook of a farmer who lived in St. Charles and Saline counties, MO. Barnds writes about early Methodism, his family before and after marriage, and the hardships of farm life.

S.G. Bundy Autobiography, 1912 (C2985)
1 roll of microfilm

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The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.

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Church Baseball League, Rolla, Missouri Collection, 1909 (R1144)
(1 folder)

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This single-sheet pamphlet contains the rules, schedule, and list of officials adopted on June 22, 1909 by the Church Baseball League at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Teams representing the Catholic, Christian, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopal, and Methodist churches participated in the league.

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Elbert C. Cole Papers, 1970-2000 (K0703)
2.5 c.f.

videotapes, scrapbook, film, manuscript material

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Carol Dobkins Keith Papers, 1859-1936 (C4122)
0.5 cubic feet

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The papers of Carol Dobkins Keith contain a variety of photographs, correspondences, legal papers, and souvenirs. The majority of the collection consists of photographs depicting several colleges, schools, churches, and religious leaders in Missouri. The correspondences and legal papers date from 1863 to 1876 and primarily discuss the requests of soldiers serving in the military. There is an assortment of souvenir items, particularly from Fulton, Missouri, and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in the early 1900s.

Cleo D. Kottwitz Papers, 1960s-2018 (CA6536)
1.75 cubic feet

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The papers of a Methodist minister who worked in various locations throughout Missouri include funeral programs, sermons for funeral and weddings performed, and presentations on the circuit rider Jacob Lanius. The collection also includes a small amount of material concerning the nursing career of his wife, Ellen Olmstead Kottwitz.

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George A. Maston Papers, 1873-1901 (CA6509)
0.1 cubic feet, 1 roll of microfilm

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Diaries and scrapbooks of a teacher and minister from Union, Missouri, and Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Methodist Protestant Church Missouri Conference Collection, 1929 (R1070)
(1 folder)

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These are the minutes of the Sixty-third annual session of the Missouri Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church held at Blades Chapel, in Greene County, Missouri on August 7-10, 1929. E.R. Stribling served as president and J.F. Howe served as secretary of the session. The booklet inlcudes official minutes of session, roster of pastors and delegates, reports of standing committees, and statistacal table that lists all the member congretations with membership and financial data.

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Missouri Church Records, 1811-2018 (C0558)
123.3 cubic feet, 3 computer discs

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Newsletters, conference proceedings, reports, directories, journals, and other publications of various religious denominations in Missouri including Methodist, Baptist, Disciples of Christ (Christian), Presbyterian, and Catholic churches.

Missouri United Methodist Church (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1903-2016 (CA2573)
19.1 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette, 3 video cassettes

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The records of the church include bulletins, church histories, membership directories, correspondence, minutes, reports, legal documents, photographs, church newsletters, financial records, yearbooks, records of women’s groups, and miscellaneous material.

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Missouri United Methodist Review Records, 1981-2002 (CA5986)
10 cubic feet

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Photographs and church histories used in the publication of the Missouri United Methodist Review and church directories.

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Mount Carmel Methodist Church (Marshall, Mo.) Records, 1927-1979 (CA6239)
0.8 cubic feet

Meeting minutes, ledgers, correspondence, and miscellaneous records of a church in Marshall, Missouri, 1927-1979.

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Daniel L. and Edith B. Mumpower Papers, 1913-1964 (C3900)
0.8 cubic feet

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Correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous papers of Methodist missionaries to the Belgian Congo. The Mumpower family along with two other couples were the first white missionaries to the Otetela village of Wembo-Nyama in the central region of the Belgian Congo, now Zaire.

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Religious Newsletters Collection, 1870s-1900s (CA6469)
1 folder

Religious newsletters and bulletins from various denominations, including Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Methodist churches, largely from the Sedalia, Missouri, area.

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Victor J. Schroeder Papers, 1891-2010 (CA6496)
4.4 cubic feet, 2 oversize items

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The papers of a Methodist minister from Troy, Missouri, contain a transcription of his journals, along with correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous material. Schroeder served churches in Georgia, Ohio, and Illinois, as well as Warren, Lincoln, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties, Missouri. The collection also includes family material, including papers concerning his father, John Ernst Schroeder, a chiropractor who served in WWI.

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Fannie Marie Tolson Papers, 1890s-2005 (C1704)
2.3 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 video cassettes, 1 DVD

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Fannie Marie Tolson was the first African-American educator to teach in the desegregated schools of Fayette, Missouri. Her papers include family correspondence and photographs, memorabilia from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, teaching aids, documents concerning St. Paul's Methodist Church in Fayette, and recordings of two interviews conducted with Tolson.

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United Methodist Church, Missouri East Conference Records, 1836-1984 (C3727)
6.5 cubic feet, 2 rolls microfilm, 2 audio cassettes

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Records of conference, districts, and individual churches. Includes annual reports, minutes, financial and historical information, information on church-related institutions and organizations, ministerial candidate information, and histories of individual churches. Also includes some materials from antecedent conferences and other Missouri conferences.

United Methodist Church, Missouri East Conference Records, 1813-2010 (CA5745)
78.3 cubic feet, 3 volumes, 5 video cassettes, 2 computer discs, 4 DVDs

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Addition of annual conference journals, correspondence, newsletters, meeting programs, committee files, publications, and the records of individual churches, including Fry United Methodist Church in St. Louis.

United Methodist Women of the Missouri United Methodist Church (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1915-1999 (C4327)
3 cubic feet (73 folders)

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The records of the United Methodist Women of Missouri contain minutes, reports, budgets, correspondence, record books, yearbooks, programs, activities, and photographs.

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United Methodist Women, Missouri East Conference Records, 1936-1996 (CA2616)
9.8 cubic feet

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The records include minutes, annual reports, yearbooks, by-laws, programs, correspondence, histories, clippings, printed material, brochures, material on missionary work, ephemera, journals, prayer calendars, and miscellaneous material.

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Wesley House Association Records, 1929-2002 (S0675)
2 cubic feet, 52 folders, 399 photographs

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The Wesley House Association was founded in 1903 by a lay group affiliated with the Methodist Church. Its purpose is to provide social services for the 21st Ward in St. Louis City. Included in the collection are bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets, , newsletters, and photographs.

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Theodore H. Wolff Papers, 1865-1979 (C3057)
0.8 cubic feet

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Manuscripts, correspondence, and research materials used by Reverend Theodore Wolff in his writings. Also information on the Methodist movement in Missouri and other religious sectors.

Woodlandville United Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Ladies Aid Society Records, 1910-1975 (CA5994)
0.6 cubic feet

Meeting minutes and cash books for the Ladies Aid Society of the Woodlandville United Methodist Church, 1910-1975.

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Robert Gail and Margie McDaniel Woods Collection, 1920s-2010s (CA5749)
78.15 cubic feet, 5 oversize volumes, 37 audio cassettes, 14 audio tapes, and 6 video cassettes

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Family papers, photographs, and genealogical records of Woods, Edwards, Hanna, and related families, and historical and organizational records of various Methodist churches and communities in and around St. Louis.